Ampaire, Inc. Ranked first in 2024 Sustainable Aviation Cleantech Challenge

DENVER - March 11, 2024 - PRLog -- The inaugural Sustainable Aviation Cleantech Challenge, hosted by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) on March 7, 2024, announced U.S. company Ampaire as the winner of the clean technology challenge. Ampaire's groundbreaking innovations mark a significant leap towards cleaner, quieter, and more affordable aviation. Their cutting-edge propulsion innovations and onboard power technologies boast impressive reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs, and noise pollution. The runners-up, OMC Thermochemistry and WheelTug, further underscored the program's success in bridging clean energy and technology businesses to the aviation industry.

Upon receiving the award, Ampaire CEO Kevin Noertker expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts driving industry-wide innovation. "Over the 8 years of building Ampaire, the most enjoyable experience has been interacting with this amazing community of people who are passionately dedicated to improving our industry for future generations," remarked Noertker. The event showcased exceptional presentations, reflecting the caliber and diversity of talent within the industry.

Ampaire's CEO reiterated the company's gratitude to be part of such a vibrant community of innovators and stakeholders, emphasizing Colorado's commitment to addressing aviation challenges and establishing itself as a hub for positive and impactful innovation. "Our team at Ampaire is so grateful to be part of this community of innovators and stakeholders brought together by CCIA. It's clear that Colorado is taking seriously the challenges facing the aviation industry, and is taking action to establish itself as a hub for positive and impactful innovation," said the CEO of Ampaire.

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The selected presenting companies reflect the caliber and diversity of talent within the industry. Laura Hickernell, CCIA's executive director, echoed this sentiment, "We were thrilled with the caliber and diversity of the presentations and how well the teams addressed the challenges posed by our Industry Sponsors," said Hickernell. "The pitches were exceptional, the judges were thoroughly engaged, and we appreciate all the partnerships that made this inaugural challenge possible. We looks forward to hosting further Cleantech Challenges for 2024, including for the Mining and Oil and Gas industries."

Companies chosen to present their innovative technology or solution were:
  • 9T Labs
  • Ampaire, Inc.
  • AsimicA, Inc.
  • CATAGEN Limited
  • Centroid Lab
  • Electra.Aero
  • i6 Group
  • OMC Thermochemistry
  • Tamarack Aerospace Group
  • Universal Fuel Technologies
  • Vertimass, LLC.
  • WeNeW Carbology
  • WheelTug

The 2024 Sustainable Aviation Cleantech Challenge was produced in partnership with an internationally recognized team of industry leaders including United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Denver International Airport, Gevo, Arnold & Porter, and ConocoPhillips.

About CCIA

Founded in 2008, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industries. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information, visit
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